Chances are if you’re visiting Paris, you will spend a lot of time in the 8th Arrondissement. After all, it’s where you’ll find the Champs-Élysées (with its overrated, over-priced shopping), the Arc de Triomphe, the Opera, the Place de la Concorde (where Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI lost their heads), and the Élysée Palace (the home of the current French President, whose head remains considerably better protected).
Beyond the grandeur of these historical monuments, the 8th is also where you will find the lesser-known Musée de l’Orangerie, with its fabulous collection of French Impressionism (including Monet’s masterful Nymphéas paintings), as well as the largest concentration of celebrity chef-run restaurants, most notably Alain Ducasse’s temple of gastronomy at the Plaza Athenee. The 8th Arrondissement is truly the place to live the good life while in Paris.
You could make the 8th Arrondissement your holiday home with a stay at our L’Elysée Villa. Located on the fifth floor of a classic 19th-century building, this superbly finished apartment is the epitome of French elegance and boasts spacious proportions, tall windows and gleaming parquet floors. A small balcony lets you take in the sights and sounds of the street life below.